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    In general, how many hours/miles can a person do in a day and stay reasonably comfortable? I know the Wings & Harleys are more comfortable than my Suzuki from the get go - - I'm just talking about "in general" here.
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    I am good for 300/350. But,I like to take my time and stop often.
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    Thanks for the input, Joan. Still trying to work out if I'm riding or trailering....
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    We do 350 to 400 on long trips depending on what there is to see.I think the secret is that you work up to the miles.If you do not ride often and try to run 3and 4 hundred days it will be tough.It has to do with the saddle and the bottom getting to know one another.If you can find someone to ride with you it will be a lot more enjoyable I think.RIDE SAFE

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    The longest we did was 550.. were we tired when we got there yes..
    but we would have been tired even if we were in the truck.


    We would leave early in the morning seem to make it easier and cooler.. Drink a lot of water and stop about every 100 miles for gas and relief.. and somewhere in there stop for lunch..

    I would say for u 250-300 miles would be a good milage to shoot for...????

    Can't do this anymore since Cathy's medical problem..

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    My longest one-day ride on Goldie has been from home to Chattanooga, and that's close to 400. That's about as far as I want to go in a day, depending on weather, traffic, etc. 300-350 is a little more comfortable.

    As Katfish says, be sure to drink plenty of water at your stops--long rides seem to dehydrate me. And try to get some longish day rides to get your... "self" saddle-ready.
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    On tirips try to keep it down to no more then 350 that way can stop and sight see.
    Going from point A to point B on the interstate have done a little over 600.

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    I love long distance road trips on the trike! One time we did a crazy 700+ mile day traveling across the Canadian prairies (won't tell you how fast we were going) --- and I was still on 2 wheels at the time! But generally 400 - 450 miles is the most that is easy and comfortable. We do take time to stretch and drink water at every gas stop; without that, I wouldn't do nearly as well.

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    Think it depends on what your destination is and how long do you have to get there and back and the time you want to spend there.
    I used to go back and forth to Phoenix, AZ and Washington State on my GL 1100. Would try to do it in three days, so I put on about 500 miles a day.
    It would also depend on what there is to see. Now days I think around 350 is good and less if I want to check things out and take photo's.
    I always stop around 100 miles or so and take a break.

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    My wife and I usually ride about 12 hours the first day out on a long trip and around 8 hours thereafter. Last year we did 17 hours, about 850 miles on our way to Texas, but the weather was good that day with some overcast to help. We did the trip to Maggie Valley in a day, but then again it was overcast and that helps a lot as it took us 2 days to get back because of the heat !! We average about 500 per day.

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